If you are looking to work and travel in New Zealand while you are backpacking, there are a range of options available. You could get a job working in an orchard or on a vineyard. You could live the city life and work in retail, hospitality or tourism. You could work at the ski fields in winter and the surf schools in summer. You could get a job as an au pair or you could volunteer in exchange for food and board (also known as wwoofing). The possibilities are endless!
WWOOF New Zealand
The WWOOF network provides many jobs on farms and organic properties. Food and accommodation is provided for you while you help on the farm. Volunteering as a WWOOFer is a great opportunity to get involved in the daily life of locals and will help you better understand New Zealand’s culture and people.
IEP’s Work New Zealand Program can support your working holiday adventure. Before you travel, IEP can advise you on visas, flights, insurance, what your working holiday visa allows you to do, what to pack and what to expect when you get here. They’ll also arrange a bank account and tax number for you, help you find work and a place to live, give you an arrival orientation and invite you to social events so you can meet other travellers.
Backpacker Job Board
Backpacker Job Board have been around for over 10 years. This free to use service for backpackers is a comprehensive job directory. It includes roles in sales and marketing, au-pair vacancies as well as farm work and fruit picking jobs. At Backpacker Job Board, you'll find casual job vacancies great for backpackers, but also contract and longer-term positions.
Find jobs and work for accommodation opportunities across the country on this job listings page dedicated to backpackers and working holidaymakers. BackpackerGuide.NZ also features hundreds of articles about working, travelling and free activities in New Zealand.
Find work opportunities on vineyards and orchards all over new Zealand. The jobs offered here are not just during the harvest season but throughout the whole year. Jobs range from harvesting fruits, packing and sorting up to planting vegetables.
Neuvoo is a job aggregator website with jobs from all over the country. Just type in the keyword "Backpacker" and see what is available!
The experts at IEP Work New Zealand have come up with a list of the types of jobs available for backpackers and those on a Working Holiday Visa.